Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Original Paper Doll Artists Guild celebrates 100 issues!

In 1984, several artists gathered together at the Denver, PA, paper doll convention, to form the Original Paper Doll Artists Guild. Judy M Johnson was selected to publish a newsletter to keep the group informed of paper doll news, share ideas, drawing tips, promotional information and, of course, paper doll art. The very first issue was a two-sided single page typed newsletter, and photocopied on Judy's home office copier. Since then the quarterly publication has grown to a full color, 48 page glossy magazine!

The 100th issue could be the most spectacular of all, filled with more than 45 paper dolls by 33 artists of today! The cover art is by Darlene Jones, who created a delightful fairy paper doll to illustrate the theme, Flora and Fauna.

Since 1991 I've had the pleasure of publishing this specialty magazine and to this day I my heart swells with pride to provide a venue for sharing and encouraging the art of the paper doll.

If you love paper dolls, I hope you'll give this magazine a try. For more information, please visit opdag.com or paperdollreview.com.